The Emerson String Quartet teams up with piano virtuoso Evgeny Kissin

In a presentation conceived by their management at Winderstein and IMG, pianist Evgeny Kissin joins the Emerson String Quartet in a 2018 concert tour. Commencing with performances in France, Germany and Austria, and crossing the pond in April, the eagerly-anticipated collaboration continues to Chicago, Boston, and for its final performance on April 27th, at New York’s Carnegie Hall. (Photo Credit: Ilona Oltuski) Kissin returns newly married, after a sabbatical from his yearly US performances....
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The Emerson String Quartet' s members are getting ready to climb new mountains

The original Emerson String Quartet (from left to right)Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton, David Finckel, Philip Setzer Photo: Ilona Oltuski Yesterday, May 6th at the WQXR Greene Space, the iconic Emerson String Quartet said goodbye with a small nod to New York audiences and listeners on the radio, before heading off to Washington’s Smithsonian’s Baird Auditorium for the final performance of their fare-well-tour. The quartet’s Journeys recording is set to be released May 20th, and...
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A concert hall experience beyond the score

Creatively showing the music in context and adding visual texture to its genesis seems to be the hot ticket when it comes to efforts to increase its appeal for today’s music audiences. That goes for new music’s live performances set in alternative settings, as well as for some motivating approaches within traditional venues, namely the concert hall. This multi-faceted approach reaches a zenith when seeing and listening to the Chicago Symphony’s outreach program “Beyond...
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